A strange philosophical thought experiment forces us to ask if the world can be completely described in physical terms.
Johns Hopkins University professor Susan Carnell explains the neuroscience behind eating out of boredom (and how to stop).
Antisense oligonucleotide therapy uses small molecules to alter RNA. Researchers have now used those molecules to alleviate a genetic form of blindness.
Yet 80 percent of respondents want to reduce their risk of dementia.
Maybe eyes really are windows into the soul — or at least into the brain, as a new study finds.
Viewing art that doesn't look like anything makes your brain take extra steps to try and get it.
Unraveling the mysteries of adult neurogenesis may have clinical applications.
An artist’s impression of what the fully-deployed James Webb Space telescope will look like from the perspective of an observer on the ‘dark’ (non-Sun-facing) side of the observatory. (NORTHRUP GRUMMAN) […]
Mammals have a history stretching back 325 million years. To study that ancient history is to know our own origins.
Research has shown the benefits of mindfulness, but the current mindfulness craze cannot deliver on its overhyped promises.
It increases their brains' gray matter volume.
And how it might ensure that future generations won’t have to face anything like this ever again. As of April 6, 2020, more than 1.3 million people worldwide have tested positive […]
Three of our dimensions are spatial and one is temporal, but could there be more? From any point in space, you are free to move in any direction you choose. No […]
I’m not saying it’s not aliens, but it’s not aliens. When it comes to life in the Universe, we still have no definitive answer to the biggest question of all, “are […]
Two of our biggest science-fiction dreams might not remain fiction for much longer. Here’s how 21st-century science could make it real. For as long as human beings have looked up at […]
Since 1957, the world's space agencies have been polluting the space above us with countless pieces of junk, threatening our technological infrastructure and ability to venture deeper into space.
A definition of death is surprisingly malleable, leading to complications when it comes to organ donation.
A black woman most have never heard of made GPS possible. Over the span of a single lifetime, the world has changed in ways that would have been virtually unimaginable […]